BMC to lay wa­ter pipe­line in Juhu-Koli­wada area

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - MU BAI - Amit Sri­vas­tava

Go­ing by as­sur­ances given by civic of­fi­cials, res­i­dents of Juhu-Koli­wada will get ad­e­quate wa­ter be­fore Di­wali as the Hy­draulic En­gi­neer­ing depart­ment of the Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) will lay a new pipe­line to sup­ply wa­ter. The new pipe­line will boost sup­ply to ar­eas which are not get­ting wa­ter for some time.

DNA has ear­lier re­ported about poor sup­ply of wa­ter for al­most a month in JuhuKoli­wada.

Of­fi­cials from the Hy­draulic En­gi­neer­ing depart­ment vis­ited the area on Sat­ur­day to take stock of the sit­u­a­tion. They faced ire from res­i­dents as there was no wa­ter de­spite wa­ter be­ing sup­plied at that time.

San­jay Arte, deputy hy­draulic en­gi­neer of Western

Sub­urbs ad­mit­ted that there is some prob­lem of wa­ter sup­ply in the area. “We have de­cided to lay new pipe­line to in­crease wa­ter sup­ply,” said Atre. He added that the prob­lem is not new in the area and the so­lu­tion is only to lay a new pipe­line.

The new pipe­line is a cross con­nec­tion with the main wa­ter pipe­line to fetch wa­ter to ar­eas which are not get­ting wa­ter or get­ting very lit­tle wa­ter. Ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial, Juhu-Koli­wada is at the end of the sup­ply net­work and this is one of the rea­sons why wa­ter reaches there at alow pres­sure.

Arte said that around 50 to 60-me­tre long pipe­line will be laid to re­solve the prob­lem.

For al­most one month, res­i­dents in the western sub­urbs are fac­ing acute wa­ter short­age. Their prob­lem be­gan af­ter the hy­draulic depart­ment of Bri­han­mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) had an­nounced a wa­ter cut from 10 am on Septem­ber 25 to 10 am on Septem­ber 26, as it had to con­nect the newly con­structed PowaiVer­avali tun­nel to the re­cently con­structed Powai-Ver­avali tun­nel with the sur­face pipe­line.

Ear­lier, of­fi­cials from the Hy­draulic en­gi­neer­ing had claimed that short­age was due to prob­lem in valve in Ver­avali reser­voir. The valve is­sue was rec­ti­fied on Wed­nes­day.

Hy­draulic dept of­fi­cials vis­ited area on Sat­ur­day to take stock of the sit­u­a­tion

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